You may remember a while ago I had a looting incident with the Torn Zandalari Journal which was in the process of getting sorted out. Funnily enough, I had looted the journal on another toon and was thinking about completing the achievement on my hunter (who was one journal away from completion as well) when I decided to see if I could get another Torn Journal to drop for my priest. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve noticed a higher drop rate in these journals just from doing my dailies on various alts so I figured I may as well try and farm that last one on my priest again.

To add some incentive, I consumed a potion of luck and headed back to the place I had seen it before – the Beast Pens. OMG, it must have worked because a couple of minutes later another Torn Zandalari Journal dropped netting me the Zandalari Library Card achievement. Well, so much for farming for 20mins. I continued farming to make use of the last 15minutes of the potion but only saw one treasure box and get this – another Torn Zandalari Journal! What the?!?

So with one achievement left for Stormbreaker, I knew I’d need some luck getting that last bit done for the Hall of the Thunder King. Ironically, I’ve been running the treasure trove scenario for extra gold, rep and practice since I’ve been missing that last goal for a while now. However, I wasn’t expecting to get it on my mage when she had none of the others completed. Ah, if only that achievement was shared (like the journal one) I would be Cymre the Stormbreaker already.

Today I went in with with my usual supplies including a few keys in case this week’s RNG was bad and decided to do a run to the end. But when I saw there were six golden chests in the first room, it was looking like a real possibility. Sadly, there were none in the connecting tunnel which was a little disheartening but there was one on the right as you walk into the second room (on occasion there are two right next to each other). I immediately scanned the other side where you can normally see three or four. Today there were three – two in the motion sensor zones and one in between. By grabbing one in the sensor zone and the one in between, I ended up with three mobs on me. It was a little dicey getting that last chest since my fear was on CD so I left the closer sensor chest to go for one a little further ahead. By that stage my fear was just coming up again so I could loot that last chest. PHEW!


After the achievement spam, I noticed I had 55secs left on the clock so I just went around looting more chests to fill in the time. Boy, it sure feels great to have another meta achievement out of the way.

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and all things pets. You may know me as Cymre Brightblade. Catch all the pet battle strategies on my YouTube channel - CymreJones

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  1. I got four of those journals in like the first week or two and cannot get the last one to drop, of course Sasche should probably quit worrying about dino bones and go and make an effort, lol.


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    • Four in the 1st week? Geez. The first one I saw was back when I was farming my tome of dinomancy ages ago. I had like one or two on each of my toons for a while.

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  2. I still have one more to go. I dont’ t hink I’ll ever get it!

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    • Which one are you missing? the treasure scenario?

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  3. Thank you for this. This helped me get my stormbreaker as well. Specifically the mobs that are holding the ropes in the beast pens seemed to drop the Zandalari Journals a lot. I was only missing one journal on three different toons, so finally I went in this weekend and managed to get it done in no time.

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    • That’s fantastic! I’m sure the drop rate has been increased since the patch first hit. Glad my post helped some. :)

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